Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Code of Ala. 6-5-332(c)

Summary Title

Liability: Physician Advice to a Scene of an Emergency


A physician who voluntarily provides advice based on information given by medical personnel at the scene of an emergency via radio or other means of communication will not be held legally responsible. The advice must be based on currently established medical procedures.

Full Title

Good Samaritans

Full Text

(c) When any physician gratuitously advises medical personnel at the scene of an emergency episode by direct voice contact, to render medical assistance based upon information received by voice or biotelemetry equipment, the actions ordered taken by the physician to sustain life or reduce disability shall not be considered liable when the actions are within the established medical procedures.